It's not true that this demands a command line input.
Substituting other variables for -lexp- and -gnppc-,
which is immaterial, I was able to do this via a dialog.
What took an iteration for me to get right was to put
, pos(11) nobexpand bfcolor(white) nobox
in the -subtitle- box (to leave -position-
You do need the manual to hand, or a previous solution
to hand, or extremely good recall of -graph- syntax,
to do this in practice, but that's a different matter.
I too am grateful for this thread as I was insufficiently
aware of the possibilities opened up by -style(compact)-.
In the next edition of the manual, perhaps examples should
be placed nearer the point this is defined.
> Philip and Scott
> Many thanks for your responses. Philip's idea worked but
> I could not
> get Scott's to work. The problem with both of them is that
> they demand a
> command line input as opposed to entering them using the
> menu. That is not
> a big problem except that I have to remember the command each
> time I use
> it, so I have written a little note to myself. I must admit
> I didn't find
> the manual too helpful for this so Philip's and Scott's
> contributions are really appreciated.
> >My messages to the Stata List are not being echoed back to
> my machine so
> >I'm not sure if there is something wrong at the List end or at my
> >end. Anyway, in case it's a list problem, and others
> haven't already
> >provided a better solution, here is my go at trying to solve
> your problem:
> >scatter lexp gnppc, by(region, total style(compact)) subtitle(,
> >pos(11) nobexpand bfcolor(white) nobox)
> >The trick is in using the -subtitle()- option of the main
> >command. I am sure other specifications of
> "text_box_options" than the
> >ones I used (bfcolor and nobox) are possible, but at least
> you can play
> >with these: see page 500 and 502 which alerts us to the fact
> that we can
> >use textbox options as suboptions for -title- or -subtitle-
> and then page 483.
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